The City: Top to Bottom

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thursday, jan. 12 Train to Busan A man (Gong Yoo), his estranged daughter and other passengers become trapped on a speeding train during a zombie outbreak in South Korea in this exciting thrill ride from director Yeon Sang-ho. Train to Busan is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their […]

A lifelong process

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As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Ready or not! 2017 here we are! 2016 is in the history books; and we take […]

A bleak vision

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“Phil Berger, the powerful Republican leader of North Carolina’s Senate, couldn’t stop the debacle,” wrote Jonathan M. Katz for Politico in the article In North Carolina, Some Democrats See Their Grim Future. “A state law that effectively banned legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people – a law he’d pushed through the statehouse […]

Mission Valley: A happening place

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We turn our attention this week to Mission Valley, an interesting area in San Diego through which the San Diego River flows, and the site of the first Spanish settlement in California circa 1769. It is known today for its major venue, Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers since 1967. The fate of […]

Politically Aware Awards 2016

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Local Politician of the Year – Councilmember Georgette Gomez 2016 saw many impressive local election victories. Mayor Faulconer and multiple councilmembers cruised to June wins, County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar beat incumbent Dave Roberts, and former Councilmember Todd Gloria moved to the State Assembly. None seemed as improbable at the outset as Gomez’s rise. In a […]

Rent 20th Anniversary Tour

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The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical is coming to San Diego In 1993 the musical RENT premiered Off Broadway. The show was written by the late Jonathan Larson and is about a group of young struggling artists living in the East Village neighborhood of Alphabet City during the height of the AIDS crisis. […]

Thank You, President Obama

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  Obama’s Legacy: Changing LGBT Lives Worldwide As the Barack Obama administration comes to an end, the LGBT community owes our president a huge debt of gratitude. I was the National Co-Chair of the Obama LGBT Leadership Council for the 2008 campaign. Many in the LGBT political glitterati were shocked I was not supporting Sen. […]

LGBT community mourns Will Walters

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This past Saturday, community activists and friends of Will X. Walters gathered at the Rainbow Flag monument in Hillcrest to remember the young activist who took his own life. Will’s recent case against the San Diego Police Department had gotten national attention, especially after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in his favor. […]

New Year ramblings

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When my laundromat dryer didn’t work, I joked it needed a new wringer; the attendant thought I meant the timer bell. And so, as our parents did, we realize our world is slowly receding. It has been taken over primarily by the computer and its allies. Their growing power restricts not only our communication with […]

Anti-fur activist pleads guilty

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An anti-fur activist pleaded guilty Dec. 27 to causing great damages to two East County homes and other businesses and is facing up to 18 months in federal prison plus paying $423,477 in damages. Nicole Kissane, 29, formerly of Escondido, will be sentenced Jan. 17 by U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns, who sentenced her […]

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